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Transcript of Copy of PROJECT LOON

What is Project Loon?
Project Loon is a research and development project that is being developed by Google whose goal is to provide Internet for everyone.
History of Project Loon
In 2008, Google considered contracting Space Data Corp, but didn't do so.
The Technology: How Loon is Designed
ENVELOPE - the inflatable part of the balloon
The Technology: How Loon Moves
It floats in the stratosphere, twice as high as airplanes and the weather and carried around the Earth by winds.
Technology : How Loon Connects
Each loon has an antennae that provides connectivity to the ground. There is a special antennae that is installed on the ground to access the Internet from the loon.
Who are the key people behind this project?
RICH DEVAUL - the chief technical architect who is also an expert on wearable technology
Some questions about Project Loon...
Balloons? Really?
I. What is Project Loon?
II. History of the Project
III. The Technology
IV. How It Works
V. Loon in the Future

This is Google's audacious plan to connect the world using balloons. It may sound crazy, but it might just work.
According to Google, 2 out of 3 people on Earth
do not have access on a fast, affordable Internet connection.
People especially from rural areas who are far from civilized areas do not have access. Or they might have access but it might cost expensive for them
2011, the unofficial development of the project began under incubation in Google X
14 June 2013, Google announced this as an official project
16 June 2013, A pilot experiment happened in New Zealand and about 30 balloons were launched
SOLAR PANELS - source of power of the balloon.
EQUIPMENT - a small box containing the balloon's electronic equipment
August 16, 2013 | ICS Conference Room | 8:00 AM
Also, each has radio antennae that connects each loon to other loons. These antennaes are equipped with specialized radio frequency technology.
MIKE CASSIDY - the project leader
CYRUS BEHROOZI - a networking and telecommunicating lead
Is this just a publicity stunt?
Is this just a plot to sell more ads?
Won't the balloons float away?
How much does all this cost?
Will the balloons crash?
Future Plans of Project Loon
The system is still experimental.
Google believes that it will be eventually bringing Internet access to many parts of the world where there is little or no connectivity.
They are also finding partners for the next phase of the project.
Introducing Project Loon: Ballon-powered Internet access (Official Google Blogsite). Retrieved August 19, 2013, from http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/introducing-project-loon.html

Woods S. What’s Google’s Project Loon All About. Retrieved August 19, 2013 from http://technorati.com/technology/article/whats-googles-project-loon-all-about/

Knaster, S. Fridaygram: Loon balloons, black holes, browser games. (Google Developers Blog). Retrieved August 19, 2013 from http://googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2013/06/fridaygram-loon-balloons-black-holes.html

Clark, D. Google Launches ‘Loon’ to deliver Internet Access With Balloons (Digits Website). Retrieved August 19, 2013 from http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/06/15/google-launches-loon-to-deliver-internet-access-with-balloons/

"Your life is like a balloon...
If you never let yourself go,
you will never know how
far you can rise. "
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